The tongue is one of the the most important parts of the body as it is an integral part of making proper speech possible. Maintaining the health of your tongue (through the regular cleaning of it when you brush your teeth) is very important.
The appearance of the tongue is also a great indicator of overall health. A normal healthy tongue usually has a light pink hue to it. Here are some tongue indicators and what they can mean for your health.
“White Tongue – A yeast infection in your mouth could be due to antibiotics. When you take this type of medication, it messes with the balance of healthy bacteria in your body. When this happens, you can wind up with a white tongue. Diabetes and autoimmune diseases can also cause the issue.
Dark and fuzzy – Taking a break off brushing your teeth could get you a fuzzy, discolored tongue. Most dentists say this condition is harmless, but poor dental hygiene can lead to more serious issues overtime, therefore spend a little more time being more diligent with your oral hygiene.
Wrinkling Tongue – Your tongue can age just like the outside of your #body can. Experts say that wrinkles on your tongue are generally harmless, but that if they occur, you have to be extra diligent about dental hygiene to be sure they don’t become infected.”
The best way to know for sure that you’re tongue is as healthy as it should be is to speak to your Ottawa dentist. During your checkup and cleanings they will be able to alert you of any issues you should be aware of and provide you with techniques to ensure your tongue and the rest of your mouth are as healthy as possible.